The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 85 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 46 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 1.19% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.33% 5.77% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 15
Average daily rate
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£421 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £38.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 - £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
552 503 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.14% 20.57% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 256 206
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 46
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £9.25 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.35 £17.80 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 24 £410 +2.50% 14
Edinburgh -11 11 £450 +46.34% 12
Renfrewshire - 5 £350 - 1
Aberdeen +7 3 - -
Fife - 1 - - 2
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Computer Science
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Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 59 (74.68%) Degree
2 20 (25.32%) SQL
3 19 (24.05%) Finance
4 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.72%) ITIL
6 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
6 13 (16.46%) UNIX
6 13 (16.46%) Windows
6 13 (16.46%) Mathematics
7 11 (13.92%) OO
7 11 (13.92%) C#
7 11 (13.92%) Java
7 11 (13.92%) .NET
7 11 (13.92%) Oracle
8 10 (12.66%) CSS
8 10 (12.66%) Linux
8 10 (12.66%) jQuery
8 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Firewall
9 9 (11.39%) Banking
9 9 (11.39%) Multithreading
9 9 (11.39%) OOD
9 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.39%) HP
9 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (10.13%) HTML
10 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.13%) Physics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Agresso
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) OpenWorks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) Firewall
2 5 (6.33%) WAN
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) VPN
3 4 (5.06%) DNS
4 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 2 (2.53%) X.500
6 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.27%) TETRA
6 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.27%) DecisionStream
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.27%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) OLAP
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
5 1 (1.27%) Informix
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.06%) JUnit
2 2 (2.53%) NCrunch
2 2 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.27%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Developer
2 9 (11.39%) Consultant
3 7 (8.86%) Tester
3 7 (8.86%) Architect
4 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Junior
5 4 (5.06%) Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.06%) Junior Tester
5 4 (5.06%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.06%) UAT Tester
6 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Tester
6 3 (3.80%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.53%) Designer
7 2 (2.53%) C# Programmer
7 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 10 (12.66%) CSS
2 10 (12.66%) jQuery
3 8 (10.13%) HTML
3 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) Spring
5 5 (6.33%) CSS3
6 4 (5.06%) HTML5
6 4 (5.06%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.80%) Web Services
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.53%) EDI
8 2 (2.53%) J2SE
8 2 (2.53%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) XSL
8 2 (2.53%) XSLT
8 2 (2.53%) J2EE
8 2 (2.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Mathematics
2 8 (10.13%) Physics
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) CESG
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) Firmware
4 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.53%) GIS
4 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) CCTV
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) UNIX
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.53%) AIX
4 2 (2.53%) HPUX
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) ITIL
2 11 (13.92%) OO
3 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (11.39%) Multithreading
4 9 (11.39%) OOD
5 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.59%) Project Management
6 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.06%) SOA
7 4 (5.06%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.80%) Use Case
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) MVC
8 3 (3.80%) Six Sigma
8 3 (3.80%) CRM
8 3 (3.80%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.53%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (2.53%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) C#
2 11 (13.92%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.53%) C
5 2 (2.53%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) REXX
6 1 (1.27%) Tcl
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (74.68%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.86%) HND
5 6 (7.59%) HNC
6 4 (5.06%) MCP
6 4 (5.06%) CCSP
6 4 (5.06%) CISSP
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.06%) SSCP
6 4 (5.06%) GIAC
6 4 (5.06%) CEH
6 4 (5.06%) MCTS
7 3 (3.80%) PMP
7 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.53%) MCSE
8 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.53%) KVM
4 2 (2.53%) RHEV
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.53%) OpenView
3 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) SCOM
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.27%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 9 (11.39%) HP
4 5 (6.33%) VMware
5 3 (3.80%) Citrix
5 3 (3.80%) Sybase
5 3 (3.80%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (2.53%) IBM
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.27%) Zend
7 1 (1.27%) Symantec
7 1 (1.27%) Remedy
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.27%) BMC
7 1 (1.27%) CA
7 1 (1.27%) Informatica
7 1 (1.27%) Cognos
7 1 (1.27%) ArcSight
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